February 23, 2020

Tour Report: Farmhouse "Time Capsule" [DK]

This was a weird place. It was obviously abandoned, but there were signs that someone was still there from time to time.
But let's start from the top. On a gray morning in February two years ago, my wife and I embarked on a short tour to Denmark together with our friends Pixelcracker and Lichtbeschatter.
We had gotten a tip regarding this place, but there were no guarantees that it would be accessible or even abandoned - but the satellite images from Google Earth looked promising, so we decided to give it a try.
It was raining a little when we arrived, and the driveway and front yard of the house looked pretty abandoned; some wooden structures were rotting away, there was no new trash in the trashcans and all the doors and windows were tightly locked.
There was a light in one of the rooms; but this is a frequent occurrence in Denmark. Abandoned houses often still have electricity. You can't really tell if the light has been purposely turned on or just by some other urbexer who was inside.
After a few minutes of searching, we found that one of the windows was open, and we climbed in.
The place was completely untouched and looked almost as if someone was living there - but there was no food or drinks (only a few old cans of cat food), and there was dust and cobwebs at least a few years old.
The newspapers we found dated back a couple of years, so we felt safe that the place was in fact abandoned. But there still was this eerie feeling.
When we looked on one of the tables, we found a notebook with reading from the electricity meter - one entry per month.
So this place might not have been lived in, but there obviously was someone looking after it - probably the owner - so we decided to not intrude any longer and left the house through the window.
Then we drove off tho the next location.
Unfortunately, we forgot to check out the barn, which is why I returned a week later - and met the owner ;)

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February 11, 2020

Tour Report: Soviet Command Bunker R.

For the finale of our "military only" tour in January of 2018, we chose to vist a relatively large bunker that used to be the command post of a Soviet fighter-bomber division.
Access was easy enough. We could drive right up to the premises, there were no fences, and we quickly found one of the two entrance ways to the bunker.
At almost 500 square meters, this bunker was one of the larger ones we've visited until now, but unfortunately, it was as empty as it was big.
There was literally nothing left in terms of electronic equipment, pipes, consoles - only parts the seperate ventilation were still there.
The bunker was built in the 1960s and in the late 1980s, started undergoing extensive contruction measures for an expansion.
This construction was stopped whe the wall fell and the Cold War was over, so I would think that probaly the bunker had been emptied out for the expansion and renovation, so that there wasn't that much potential for copper thieves and vandals.
What you can find today is basically a concrete shell.
I really liked the place for the long dark corridors inside and also for the parts outside. The long grass covering the ground, the rainclouds that were passing over us...it was a very atmospheric place.

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